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William Nylander lichen collection

Latest version published by Finnish Museum of Natural History on Jan 29, 2013 Finnish Museum of Natural History

Nylander Herbarium (H-NYL) is another major collection that is kept separate at the Botanical Museum of the Finnish Museum of Natural History. It comprises about 52 000 specimens of lichens (and some other fungi) from all over the world and includes an abundance of type specimens. The collection was received from the Finnish (- French) lichenologist William Nylander (1822-1899). Initially, Nylander was a medical doctor, then chose a career as an entomologist and finally focused on botany and lichens. He was appointed as the first Professor of Botany at our university in 1857 (then Imperial Alexander University), but resigned in 1863 and relocated to Paris, where he continued as a freelance scientist. Nylander's lichenological publications comprise over 300 titles and 4 000 pages and he described approximately 3 000 lichen taxa.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2,150 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 2,150 records in English (170 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b258e0d8-d282-4d84-898a-655c5375f645.  Finnish Museum of Natural History publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Finland.


Who created the resource:

Juha Kinnunen
Finnish Museum of Natural History Unioninkatu 44 00014 Helsinki FI +358-9-1911

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Soili Stenroos
Finnish Museum of Natural History Unioninkatu 44 00014 Helsinki FI +358-9-1911

Who filled in the metadata:

Hannu Saarenmaa
Project Manager
Digitisation Centre of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and the University of Eastern Finland Länsikatu 15 80101 Joensuu FI +358-50-4779668

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Collection Data

Collection Name Nylander
Collection Identifier H-NYL
Parent Collection Identifier H-
Specimen preservation methods Dried

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b258e0d8-d282-4d84-898a-655c5375f645